- Type: Boutique Hotel
- Summary: Two luxury lodges set in a 1,000-year-old milkwood forest
- Feature: Land and boat-based excursions to view wildlife
- Rooms: 16 Forest Lodge Suites & 11 Garden Lodge Suites
- Location: Western Cape, South Africa
- Star rating: 5 Star
- Nearest airport: Cape Town Airport
Location and transfer
2 hours from Cape Town International Airport by private car transfer.
Tick off your bucket list as you dive into shark-infested waters and encounter one of nature's most feared predators whilst behind the safety of a cage as your adrenaline surges. Observe the majestic Southern Right Whale in the renowned Walker Bay from on board a boat, plane or from the nearby cliffs that overlook the bay, as you see the gigantic tails strike the surface of the water. Or take a trip on a Marine Safari in one of the few places in the world to house such a wide range of marine wildlife - including the 'Marine Big Five' in their natural habitat.
Grootbos offers an incredible collection of experiences inspired by the spectacular surroundings, with conservation and local communities at its core. Take a trip on board an open-top Land Rover with the Botanical Safari and learn from knowledgeable guides about this floral kingdom, boasting 785 recorded plant species in 2500 hectares of unspoiled wilderness. Take to the air on a scenic experience-of-a-lifetime, spot whales frolicking in the waves, or explore amazing vineyards, shipwrecks on the shorelines and mountain peaks peeping through the clouds. Maybe you fancy a quad-bike ride through shaded forests, up mountains and down through charming valleys on an exhilarating fun-filled ride.
Spa & Wellness
Set in the tranquillity of the Milkwood forest, a short walk from Forest Lodge - where you will be surrounded by the calming sound of trees swaying in the wind - or by flourishing landscaped gardens, guests can revitalise and rejuvenate after a day of exciting activities at Bloom Spa, located at Grootbos. Unwind and pamper yourself with the amazing range of treatments available, from manicures and massages, to facials and shiatsu. The beauty centre at Grootbos will leave you calmer, stronger and more centred.